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Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

November 30, 2019, 3:00pm Northwest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their whale and walrus meat to perfection and keep it cold throughout the year. Read story

WSU gets first elk for hoof disease research program

November 30, 2019, 6:00am Northwest

LONGVIEW — Washington State University last week received its first elk for a state-funded research program investigating elk hoof disease. Read story

Idaho utility set to dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

November 29, 2019, 6:01pm Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Read story

Cowlitz PUD among U.S. utilities targeted in cyberattacks

November 29, 2019, 5:59pm Northwest

LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz County PUD is among more than a dozen utilities targeted in a recent cyberattack across the United States, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal published Sunday. Read story

Owl collisions with vehicles on seasonal rise

November 29, 2019, 11:31am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — With more hours of darkness, and more rain and fog that can obscure vision this time of year, area wildlife rehabilitation facilities are seeing an increase in owls being hit by vehicles. Read story

Far-right Washington state lawmaker faces backlash against white nationalism

November 29, 2019, 8:43am Northwest

SPOKANE VALLEY — The mayor of this Spokane suburb recently told an audience of fellow conservatives that police should have shot Rodney King. He heard no objections. Read story

Man killed when car falls on top of him near Woodinville

November 29, 2019, 8:31am Northwest

A man working on his car near Woodinville died when the car fell on top of him Thursday afternoon, law-enforcement officials said. Read story

A day that ‘hurt your heart’: 10 years ago, 4 Lakewood police officers were shot down

November 29, 2019, 8:30am Latest News

SEATTLE — Ten years ago on Nov. 29, a sunny Sunday morning, a deranged ex-con named Maurice Clemmons walked into a Parkland, Pierce County, coffee shop and killed four Lakewood police officers. Read story

Seattle man accused of stalking massage client, installing tracking device on his Jeep

November 29, 2019, 8:28am Northwest

SEATTLE — After a 47-year-old Seattle man got a massage in May, King County prosecutors say he was stalked for months by his masseur, who showed up at the victim’s gym and coffee shop, slopped paint on his vehicle and doorstep, twice appeared naked in his front yard, and installed a tracking device on his Jeep. Read story

Oregon ranks highest in nation for homework over Thanksgiving

November 29, 2019, 8:27am Northwest

SOUTH COAST, Ore. — Oregon ranks number one in the nation when it comes to assigning students homework over the Thanksgiving holiday. Read story